Given this, it should come as no surprise that in order to install yum,
you should visit its primary website:
and download RPMs for the latest stable version that match your installed version of rpm and python. Some of the features described in this document (support of package groups, for example) are available only in version 2. Individuals interested in participating in the development process or seeking additional support are encouraged to join the yum list on this site.
Once the appropriate rpm is downloaded, it can be installed by using a command like:
# rpm -Uvh yum-2.0.4-1.noarch.rpmIf rpm complains about missing dependencies, try to install or upgrade the missing components or fall back to a version of yum that better matches the components you already have installed or available.
If yum is initially installed from rpm, then yum can thereafter update itself as well as everything else, so this is by far the preferable way to proceed. However, on the primary yum site there is a tarball (.tar.gz source file) and links to the public CVS repository for the project. Individuals who want to look over the sources, create their own RPM, or participate in yum development can of course download the sources and rebuild yum locally.